Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading 2014

This past Saturday, we displayed lots of new and classic University Press of Florida titles at the Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading in St. Petersburg, Florida. Missed the festival? Until November 30, you can still get special discounts on all the books we brought! Visit our virtual booth to browse the books and enter discount code … Continue reading Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading 2014

Bootstrap Geologist: My Life in Science

 “Readers of [Shinn’s] autobiography are likely to be…charmed.”—The New York Times “A must-read.”—Geologos “Read the book, and become a friend of a most remarkable man”—AAPG Explorer We are pleased to introduce the new paperback edition of Bootstrap Geologist: My Life in Science, an autobiography by geologist Gene Shinn. Known worldwide among geologists, marine scientists, and … Continue reading Bootstrap Geologist: My Life in Science

Monthly Review Roundup: January 2014

UPF books received some great reviews in January! See what people have been saying about our books over the past month.   Library Journal reviewed Michele Albion's The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt: Fringe Florida: Travels among Mud Boggers, Furries, Ufologists, Nudists, and Other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles By Lynn Waddell “Waddell has the reporter’s eye for odd detail (even … Continue reading Monthly Review Roundup: January 2014

2013 Review Recap: Celebrating a Great Year with Outstanding Books

From Miami to Chile to the moon, the authors of these 2013 UPF books have traveled far and their books showcase a wealth of histories and experiences. Throughout the last twelve months, these books have set out on journeys of their own to reach readers across the world. Take a look at where they’ve been over … Continue reading 2013 Review Recap: Celebrating a Great Year with Outstanding Books

The Most Interesting Man in Earth Science

Bootstrap Geologist: My Life in Science  By Gene Shinn Pubdate: 4/9/2013 Hard work, perseverance, and passion have allowed Gene Shinn to make major geological discoveries. Without an advanced degree, but possessing a tremendous work ethic and insatiable curiosity, Shinn parlayed a background in music, biology, spearfishing, and salvage diving into a career that earned him the … Continue reading The Most Interesting Man in Earth Science